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Rodic, Kotromanovic on submittal of documentation

ZAGREB/BELGRADE - Defence Ministers of Serbia and Croatia Nebojsa Rodic and Ante Kotromanovic agreed in Zagreb on Monday on the submittal of the documentation regarding military facilities of the former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in the territory of Croatia, the Serbian Ministry of Defence said.

Ljajic confident Serbia will not lose dispute at ICJ

BELGRADE - Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic believes that Serbia will not lose a dispute with Croatia that started before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague Monday, adding that Serbia does not want to disrupt relations with its neighbor Croatia.

Dacic: Settle historical accounts, not politicise process

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Monday that it would be positive for the proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to be brought to an end so as to settle historical accounts and close the past, adding that it is up to serious politicians to make sure that the proceedings are not politicised.

Grotic: New evidence to back genocide suit against Serbia

THE HAGUE - Head of the Croatian legal team Vesna Crnic-Grotic said on Monday that Croatia will present its evidence during the hearing before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, which will include some new materials to support the claim that Serbia committed genocide in its territory in the period from 1991 to 1995.

Serb refugees from Croatia welcome State Department report

BELGRADE - There is no genuine political will in Croatia to find a fair lasting solution to key issues of hundreds of thousands of banished Serbs and Serb returnees, the Coalition of Refugee Associations in Serbia released on Sunday.

Rodic visits Croatia

BELGRADE - Serbian Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic will be staying in a visit to Croatia on Sunday and Monday at the invitation of Croatian Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic with whom he will discuss improvement of the two countries' defence and security cooperation.

Serbia in group with Montenegro, USA, South Africa

CANCUN - Serbia's national water polo team will compete at the FINA Water Polo World Cup in Kazakhstan this summer in the Group A with Montenegro, the U.S. and South Africa, the draw in Cancun decided on Friday.

Group B comprises Croatia, Hungary, Australia and Kazakhstan.

FINA World Cup will be held in Almaty from August 19 to 24.

Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness

Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness

Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.

The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]

Police, prosecution and customs to counter corruption

BELGRADE - The regional conference on prevention of corruption on border crossings opened in Belgrade on Thursday.

The conference is hosted by the U.S. Embassy and it gathers representatives of the police, Prosecutor's Offices and customs services of Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania.

Serbian customs seized 1.62 tons of narcotics

BELGRADE - Serbian Customs Administration prevented the trafficking of nearly 1.62 tons of various illegal drugs, mostly marijuana, in the course of 2013, Customs Administration Director Milos Tomic stated on Thursday.

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

As BiH protests continue, attention turns to Dayton accord

Officials and citizens debate a re-organisation of BiH's intricate political landscape.

According to the European Parliament, any changes to the Dayton agreement must be a result of mutual agreement between local politicians. [AFP]

Belgrade wins Tourism Oscar as best place for tourism in SEE

BELGRADE - Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality development based in Serbia.

Serb refugees from Croatia still want their property, rights

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations stated that the meeting between Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic leads to further enhancement of the two countries relations, but it also warned that mutual respect would not be possible without first finding a fair solution to open issues.

Croatia did not exhume 400 known gravesites

BELGRADE - Coordination of the Serbian Associations of Families of Missing Persons from the territory of former Yugoslavia stated on Tuesday that the Zagreb government's insistence on resolution of the issue of missing persons in the past war is “insincere and hypocritical”, having in mind that the remains of 400 Serb victims have still not been exhumed from known gravesites in Croatia.